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gsxitement's Eclipse GSX

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1998
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Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  1. gsxitement

    gsxitement Proven Member

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
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  2. gsxitement

    gsxitement Proven Member

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    So good updates: got the new oil cooler positioning done. Just have to wait for some more things to come together so I can start laying out line routing. Got delivery of my amazing new Archer Fab manifold. The quality is what you'd expect from a handmade piece from a guy that loves what he does. Also, received my new Xona Rotor 5757S. It's CONSIDERABLY smaller than my old turbo. But I have to remind myself that turbo technology is light years ahead of when I bought my old Garrett turbo something like 14 years ago. Very excited to see the response from it. I shift at 7K RPM so I think we should have very usable HP and torque the vast majority of the RPM range. Very excited to get this combo on the car and tested out. Also picked up a couple splitter diffusers from Professional Awesome Racing for the splitter project I'm working on. And got the exhaust wrapped up nice and tight. And some supplies from Speedway arrived for the Making the oil line setup I want to do. So, a little progress everyday. No time table on getting back on track, so just gonna keep plugging away on the car like Global Time Attack in May is happening. But all the events in that time frame have been postponed, so I feel like GTA will be as well. We will see.

    On a side note, I hope everyone by everyone on here is safe and healthy during this crazy time. I was at first pretty upset about racing put on hold for the foreseeable future, but then I realized that there's a time for racing, and then there's a time for taking care of each other. We'll go racing and have a blast when the time is right and people are safe. IMG_20200321_123316.jpg IMG_20200321_121123.jpg IMG_20200324_111331.jpg IMG_20200325_110923.jpg IMG_20200319_203045.jpg IMG_20200327_131809.jpg IMG_20200327_203441.jpg IMG_20200326_134925.jpg IMG_20200328_172317.jpg
     

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  3. gsxitement

    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Turbo is mounted!! IMG_20200331_223001.jpg IMG_20200331_223917_839.jpg
     

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  4. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    Looks like you have been getting a lot of work done lately. That new turbo looks awesome, curious to see how that works out for you.

    Those coilovers don't have spherical top hats?
     

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  5. gsxitement

    gsxitement Proven Member

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    No. No spherical hats. As much as I told KSport they need to have them, they didn't wanna hear it. I even sent them pics and video of the spring moving around going lock to lock. Eventually I'll have to build something that works with them. And in the future go to a proper Feal coilover that's done right.
     

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  6. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    I did something similar this off season. Used DGs upper hat design and made my own upper spring perches. You could do something similar to what I have done.
     

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  7. mountain_man

    mountain_man Supporting Member

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    @gsxitement , BC Racing also sells spherical top hats but I had to work with @ec17pse to get a set from the UK due to BC Racing USA not wanting to sell them to me. They are literally a 1 for One replacement of the regular top hats, but they refused to sell them because they didn't think it was a real issue.
     

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  8. gsxitement

    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Do you know what the shaft diameter is for those? I could order ones from KSport I think, but the shafts are bigger and I'd have to make a spacer for inside the bearing.
     

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  9. mountain_man

    mountain_man Supporting Member

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    I'm going to be working on the car this afternoon and will get you a dimension.
     

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    Awesome. Thank you.
     

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  11. gsxitement

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    Got more if the car together, just to take it back apart. Luckily, the downpipe fits perfect. Have to make a new dump tube though. Also have to clock the turbo and see where the charge pipe sits so I can do the oil cooler lines since they go right by the charge pipe. But coming along. Today, April 4th, was supposed to be the season opener for EMRA at Lime Rock. But clearly, that has been postponed. Expecting the Road Atlanta GTA event to be postponed any day now. So, I'm taking my time and making sure the car is the way I want it. 
     

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  12. mountain_man

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    @gsxitement

    Shaft diameter is ~0.491-0496 inches in diameter. The variance is from navigating around the dust book and the spring while it’s installed on the car.

    Hope that helps!

    EDIT: I meant to include some pics to show you how they look installed on the BC ER coilovers. FYI, you will lose a little bit of travel.
     

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  13. gsxitement

    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Got a little more mocking up done today. Getting a little bit done everyday. IMG_20200404_125713.jpg IMG_20200404_125725.jpg IMG_20200404_125756.jpg IMG_20200404_130351.jpg IMG_20200404_130408.jpg
     

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    Great! Thanks. I'll measure the shocks next time I'm out there and can get a wheel off.
     

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  15. TK's9d2TSi

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    That manifold looks sooo sick! :sneaky::thumb:
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Think I figured out the oil cooler line situation. Decided to clock my sandwich plate and run it like that. The cooler ports when from the 6 o'clock position to the 3 o'clock position. Gave me much better line of sight to the oil cooler lines. Got the return from the cooler done with the the T for the accusump in place. Probably going to take the 90° fitting off and go to a straight fitting and route the hose along the intercooler pipe. And obviously have it heat wrapped with a barrier to try and keep any heat transfer down. Moving along. Still have to make up a new wastegate dump tube. Might try and see if it'll drive under it's own power this weekend if I can make up the dump. No way I could stay out of boost. Wanna see how responsive this turbo is. IMG_20200405_125751.jpg IMG_20200405_125718.jpg IMG_20200405_125449.jpg
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    Got the new dump tube made, wrapped and I stalled. Looks like dog sh**, but I didn't have any material and only had the existing dump tube. Shortened it, welded it and wrapped it. IMG_20200407_210714.jpg IMG_20200407_215253_193.jpg IMG_20200408_214718_294.jpg
     

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    Getting it done! I gotta learn how to weld.
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    More progress last night. Was tired of how my turbo gets water. So I modified my crossover tube. Since the heater core is gone, I chopped that pipe short. I happened to have a steel -6 cap that I drilled through to make a fitting. Then I rewrapped some worn areas of gold foil. Also made a new return tube for the turbo. And I routed my accusump hose against the block to make things neater. Getting there. IMG_20200409_223810.jpg IMG_20200409_223944.jpg IMG_20200409_224442.jpg IMG_20200409_225221.jpg IMG_20200409_225228.jpg IMG_20200409_230100.jpg IMG_20200410_113002.jpg IMG_20200410_115007.jpg IMG_20200410_120505.jpg IMG_20200410_135239_573.jpg IMG_20200410_233735.jpg IMG_20200410_233655.jpg
     

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  20. mountain_man

    mountain_man Supporting Member

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    Added some pics of the spherical top hats to my previous post regarding shock shaft diameter. Hope that helps you out! :)
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    First off:

    Just wanted to say I hope everyone reading this is safe and healthy as are your loved ones. Hopefully this will all be over soon and we can get back to our normal lives.


    Got a lot of work done recently. Got to drive the car around on Sunday. The new turbo flows so much more air even at idle, that a retune is beyond needed LOL. But it was good enough just to take up and down my street. Trying to figure out a cold air box or something since this new tube is shorter than the old setup. So another project on the to do list. Also GTA announced that the Road America event was pushed to July 2-4 so that should be fun. Very excited. Tryi g to figure out how to shake the car down. IMG_20200418_130032_554.jpg IMG_20200419_174634_281.jpg IMG_20200421_212337_302.jpg
     

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    Car looks sick man.! I wish you the best on your build.!
     

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  23. TK's9d2TSi

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    Ahhh. Home stretch when you bust out the spill-free funnel :thumb:
     

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    Thank you! Hoping the season goes well, whatever season we get to have.
     

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    gsxitement Proven Member

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    You know it! Got some things to do like redo the power wires for the gauges and cluster and run a line up to the cluster for the alternator so that'll start charging. Thought I could trick it with my own setup....nah LOL
     

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